The challenging Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, ended last weekend, but videos continue to pop up.
The latest is about the 2017 Acura NSX; in particular an example was tweaked for the 12.42-mile (20 km) long course and its 156 turns, using a lightened chassis and a custom high-flow racing exhaust, while taking power from the same Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive unit.
Behind the wheel of the Japanese supercar was Acura‘s North American Research and Development team member, Nick Robinson, who was also the engineer responsible for the vehicle’s dynamic performance. He had no trouble in stopping the clock at 10:28.820 at the end of his run, in the Time Attack 2 class, as demonstrated by the manufacturer’s official footage.
Acura’s display of horsepower on the “Race to the Clouds” included another tweaked NSX, driven in the Time Attack 1 class by James Robinson, Nick’s brother, and the NSX EV Concept, which made quite a fuzz when it was unveiled almost two weeks ago. The zero-emission exotic nabbed the “bronze medal” with a third place scored in the Electric Modified class.